It’s publication day! For all of you who’ve been eagerly waiting for more of Tenth Anniversary Editions, we’ve got a bonanza for you! SIX beautiful new hardcover editions of your favourite books. And then for those who want something a little more portable, we’ve got a bunch of paperback releases including the sequel to what was described as ‘one of the most significant works of SF innew SF Masterwork, to the sequel to the one of the greatest SF stories ever told, an original truly epic fantasy, a thriller that will justify your fear of spiders and a reissue of an Alastair Reynolds classic.
THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS
Beautiful, collectible new hardback editions of the greatest fantasy novels of the past decade. Each edition also contains bonus material from the author.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
‘My name is Kvothe.
You may have heard of me’
The Name of the Wind is available now in hardcover
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
‘Buy my grandfather’s ghost,’ the email read.
So Judas Coyne did.
First it made the house go cold and the dogs bark.
Now it’s going to make him run for his life . . .
Heart-Shaped Box is available now in hardcover
Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
Ancient secrets will be uncovered.
Bloody battles will be won and lots.
Bitter enemies will be forgiven . . .
. . . but not before they are hanged.
Before They Are Hanged is available now in hardcover
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
The Thorn of Camorr has never walked away from a score.
The Sinspire has never relinquished a coin not won on their gaming tables.
The Bondsmagi have never allowed a man to cross them and live.
By fair means or foul, some of these things are going to change . . .
Red Seas Under Red Skies is available now in hardcover
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
The impossible has happened.
The Lord Ruler has been vanquished.
Now the task of rebuilding has fallen to a former street-urchin . . .
. . .and as the siege of Luthadel intensifies, it seems she’s being stalked . . .
The Well of Ascension is available now in hardcover
The Twilight Herald by Tom Lloyd
There’s a malevolent will at work.
Kings and princes, lords and monsters walk the streets.
An army, and an unnatural drought wait beyond the city gates.
And no amount of power can protect you from a shadow . . .
The Twilight Herald is available now in hardcover
The Weight of the World by Tom Toner
The sequel to what Tor.com called ‘among the most significant works of science fiction released in recent years’
The universe is in disarray. Rebellions against the immortal Amaranthine are spreading, worlds and moons have fallen, and the Emperor is missing. An ancient being has reawoken and claimed the throne. And the most important invention in the history of time itself has been stolen.
And amidst this chaos, lives continue. A pair of sisters and one small child flee across a world they know nothing of. An outcast, hunted by his tormentors, is caught up in the machinations of a petty warlord. An imprisoned AI creates empires of its own in the building to which it is confined, and seeks an escape.
‘Toner’s richly layered sequel to 2015’s The Promise of the Child is a sprawling space opera likely to remind readers of complex works such as Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun. It’s the 147th century, and numerous varieties of mutant humans, evolved dinosaurs, and alien species vie for control of dozens of planets, moons, and Vaulted Lands (hollowed-out planets with artificial interior suns) spread out over the 23 Solar Satrapies of the Amaranthine Firmament . . . Readers who enjoy a challenge will appreciate both the book’s complexities and its beautiful language’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Mind-bending Science Fiction from a remarkable new voice
The Weight of the World is available now in paperback
The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter
The War of the Worlds, the best alien invasion novel ever written, gets a superb sequel from the man who knows Wells’ work best, the author of the official sequel to The Time Machine.
It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war-machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The Army is prepared.
So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells’ book. He is sure that the Martians have learned, adapted, understood their defeat.
He is right.
Thrust into the chaos of a new invasion, a journalist – sister-in-law to Walter Jenkins – must survive, escape and report on the war.
The Massacre of Mankind has begun.
‘Stephen Baxter is arguably Wells’s current representative on Earth’ BBC INSIDE SCIENCE, RADIO 4
‘I can’t think of another living writer more deserving of the “official heir of Wells” tag than Baxter’ GUARDIAN
‘An ingenious work by a perceptive admirer’ TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
‘It’s exciting, tense, and more than big and clever enough to be something of a triumph’ SFX
The Massacre of Mankind is available now in paperback
Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley Beaulieu
Second in epic new fantasy series of mystery, prophecy and death within the ancient walled city of Sharakhai, home to the Twelve Kings . . .
Çeda, an elite warrior in service to the kings of Sharakhai, is learning their secrets even as they send her on covert missions to further their rule. She has already uncovered the dark history of the asirim, but it’s only when she bonds with them, chaining them to her will, that she feels their pain as her own. They hunger for release, they demand it, but their chains were forged by the gods themselves and are proving unbreakable.
Çeda could become the champion the enslaved asirim have been waiting for, but the need to tread carefully has never been greater. The kings are hungry for blood, scouring the city in a ruthless quest for revenge, while Çeda’s friend Emre and his new allies in the Moonless Host are laying plans to take advantage of the unrest in Sharakhai, and strike a major blow against the kings and their god-given powers.
The shifting tides of power are fickle and dangerous, though. The Kings and the Moonless Host have their own agendas, as does the dangerous blood mage Hamzakiir, whose plotting uncovers a devastating secret that could shatter the power of the hated kings. But it may all be undone if Çeda cannot learn to control the growing anger of the asirim that threatens to overwhelm her…
‘I am impressed… An exceedingly inventive story in a lushly realized dark setting that is not your uncle’s Medieval Europe’ GLEN COOK, AUTHOR OF THE BLACK COMPANY
‘If you are a fan of the epic fantasy genre, you should definitely give this book a chance’ THE RANTING DRAGON
Blood Upon the Sand is available now in paperback
Skitter by Ezekiel Boone
The first wave of deadly spiders has been defeated. But worse is to come…
Tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities. According to scientist Melanie Gruyer, however, the spider situation seems to be looking up.
Yet in Japan, a giant, truck-sized, glowing egg sack is discovered, even as survivors in Los Angeles panic and break the quarantine zone. Out in the desert, survivalists Gordo and Shotgun are trying to invent a weapon to defeat the spiders. But even if they succeed it may be too late, because President Stephanie Pilgrim has been forced to enact the plan of last resort: The Spanish Protocol.
Every country must fight for itself. And the spiders are on the move…
‘Why are humans afraid of spiders? With a multi-stranded narrative that traps you as effectively as a silken web, Skitter makes the answer all too clear’ DAILY MAIL
‘Smart writing underpins the terror in this second instalment in a continuing series, which is sufficiently self-contained to be highly enjoyable even for those who missed the first episode’ THE MORNING STAR
Skitter is available now in paperback
Cryptozoic! by Brian Aldiss (SF MASTERWORK)
A mind-bending time-travel novel from the multi-award-winning author or Helliconia.
In the year 2093, human consciousness has expanded to the point that man can visit the past using a technique called ‘mind-travelling’. Artist Edward Bush returns from a lengthy ‘trip’ to the Jurassic period to find the government overthrown by an authoritarian regime. Given his mind-travel experience, he is recruited by the new regime to track down and assassinate a scientist whose ideas threaten to topple the status quo. However, the job of an artist is not to take orders but to ask questions . . .
‘Excellent . . . ingenious and shocking’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
‘Well-written, evocative and disturbing . . . Aldiss is a magician’ SUNDAY TIMES
Cryptozoic! is available now in paperback
Aurora Rising by Alastair Reynolds
A rollercoaster ride through the dark and turbulent universe of REVELATION SPACE: an interstellar thriller where nothing – and no one – is what they seem . . .
Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a policeman of sorts, and one of the best. His force is Panoply, and his beat is the multi-faceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone. These days, his job is his life.
A murderous attack against a Glitter Band habitat is nasty, but it looks to be an open-and-shut case – until Dreyfus starts looking under some stones that some very powerful people would really rather stayed unturned. What he uncovers is far more serious than mere gruesome murder: a covert takeover bid by a shadowy figure, Aurora (who may once have been human but certainly isn’t now), who believes the people of the Glitter Band should no longer be in charge of their own destiny.
Dreyfus discovers that to save something precious, you may have to destroy part of it.
Previously published as THE PREFECT.
‘An adroit and fast-paced blend of space opera and police procedural, original and exciting’ GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
Aurora Rising is available now in paperback